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Wits aim to spoil Bucs' party

By unknown | Jan 23, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

Bidvest Wits coach Roger de Sa hopes to improve on their Absa Premiership log standing at the expense of high riding Orlando Pirates who they host at Milpark Stadium tomorrow at 3.30pm.

"We have to brush aside any team that comes our way in order to keep our dream of ending the season in a respectable position and Pirates will be no exception," said De Sa.

The Clever Boys are sixth on the log with 24 points from 26 games and are trailing fourth-placed Bucs by two points from the same number of matches.

De Sa said though Pirates were on top of their game, their main focus would be to neutralise dazzling midfielder Teko Modise.

"We will have a special security plan on the influential Modise who normally wreaks havoc in midfield if not guarded," he explained.

Pirates will be expected to continue their winning form after a good start in the second round.

Mickey Modisane, Pirates PRO, said his side will be boosted by the return defender Innocent Mdledle from injury who is expected to pass a late fitness test.

Wits' defence will rely on Neil Winstanley and company to stop Pirates' Katlego Mashego and roving Siphelele Mthembu in their tracks.

l Basement club, Bloemfontein Celtic host equally struggling Thanda Royal Zulu in a match that the home side's supporters, Siwelele, are expected to play a big part in by inspiring their idols to win at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday.

A win is a must for Phunya SeleSele who are staring relegation in the face.

They will need to pull out all the stops if they entertain any hopes of taming Amabhubesi who are also desperate for a win.

Kickoff is at 3pm


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